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REVIEW: Dick Whittington, Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

This production of Dick Whittington, the first staged in Lytham by Paul Holman Associates, is by far the Lowther Pavilion’s best festive offering for years.

Theatre and Comedy
David Walliams arrives at Blackpool Opera House earlier this year for the Britain's Got Talent auditions

Britain's Got Talent set to ride back into resort

Blackpool’s set to showcase the best of British variety acts as one of the country’s most popular TV shows returns to the resort.
TV and Film
Minister Harriett Baldwin with Mark Menzies, Martin Taylor of BAE Systems and RAFs Ian Duiguid at BAE System's Warton site

Fylde job losses 'will not be saved' by Typhoon order

Unions have welcomed a £5bn order for 24 Typhoon aircraft  form Qatar, but warned it would not prevent job losses.

Business
The Hamptons by Hilton hotel design for Manchester

Blackpool construction firm in £17.5m Manchester build

A Blackpool based construction firm has been called in to work on a £17.5m hotel build in Manchester.

Business
Blackpool and The Fylde College students at the Heysham 2 nuclear  power station

Energy HQ students in power station visit

Students from Blackpool and The Fylde College’s Lancashire Energy HQ were given the chance to see energy in action during a visit to Heysham Nuclear Power Station.

Business
Scenes from the Classic Rock Show

Show revives classic era when guitar gods ruled

The vinyl revival has given classic rock a new lease of life.

Music
Reuben Gregory has been jailed for 10 months

NATIONAL NEWS: Man who shot burglar dead in self-defence jailed

A 72-year-old man who shot dead a burglar in self-defence has been jailed for 10 months.

Crime
Fleetwood Town Councillor Norah Stuchfield

Fleetwood care home plan is deferred

Controversial plans to build a three-storey care home on Fleetwood Seafront have been deferred by Wyre Council planners.
News
The council will meet on Thursday at County Hall.

Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman.

Health
Crown Court

Man cleared of allegation he helped rob a terminally ill man - but two others face sentence

A man accused of conspiring to rob a brain tumour patient has been found not guilty by a jury.
Crime
Unicorn poo

Must have Christmas toy is unicorn poo

A must-have toy this Christmas is flying off the shelves faster than they can make it, after thousands of children asked Santa - for UNICORN POO.

Offbeat
What's the most difficult question you've been asked by your child?

How to answer nine of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

Has your young child ever asked you a question you just can't answer? You're not alone - nearly half of parents admit they often struggle to answer their youngster's tricky questions.

News

Anniversary fun for Lytham train addicts at G-Whizz festive

A colourful model railway exhibition was back over the weekend as the 20th anniversary of G-Whizz’s festive display entertained people of all ages.
News
James Reay and Simon Dooley from the Clarendon Showtel with their single

Blackpool hotelier singing for M.E. in name of love

A Blackpool hotelier sang his heart out in the hope of supporting research into a debilitating condition that struck down his once healthy partner.
News 1

Fylde coast and Fleetwood festive refuge in 21st year

An annual festive appeal which helps less fortunate families on the Fylde coast and in Fleetwood has been officially launched for this Christmas.

News
Traffic chaos on the A585

Revealed: How much time traffic jams will add to your journey in Lancashire

An unknown quantity for any car journey is how long you might be delayed.

Transport 1
Owen Oyston, left, and Valeri Belokon

Belokon v Oystons: Date fixed for next hearing

How long the Oyston family will have to pay Valeri Belokon more than £20m will be decided at a court hearing next week.
Blackpool FC
Preston New Road frack site

Greens call for refusal of frack licence change

Anti-fracking campaigners have appealed to the Environment Agency not to allow drilling firm Cuadrilla to vary its licence for its Fylde site.

News
Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre (right) headmaster Andrew Waller

Councillors further sixth form closure plans

Councillors have given the go-ahead to plans which will kick start the closure process for Carr Hill High School’s sixth form centre at Kirkham.

News
Blackpool magistrates court

Blackpool: From the courts 11-12-17

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Crime
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